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Working at a digital agency, I’ve just about had enough of the scorn of the iphone and android users as I whip out my stone-age, old-reliable, falling apart nokia. But which gang to join? Each is certain about their choice, but unable to give definite answers why. “Because it’s way better” doesn’t help me make an informed choice.
So I took to the internet to do a little research. With the release this week of the iPhone on Meteor and the Samsung Galaxy S II on all networks, quality smartphones really are accessible to everyone now, and there is a wealth of information out there. Best break it down into categories:
Screen: Most android phones have larger screens than the iPhone, however the iPhone has better quality display due to its retina display technology. No clear winner here then…
Processor: Android seems to win on this one, but for the average user there’s not much in it.
FM Radio: Not available on iPhones except through apps, but is available on most android models. So, Android wins, but does the mass of music easily available from iTunes make up for this?
Camera: iPhone4 has a 5 megapixel camera, most Android phones have 8. However image quality is not just down to resolution, and so far instagram is only available on iPhones so I’m giving them the victory here.
Battery: I compared the Galaxy S II for this, and they came out pretty equal. However try borrowing a charger for an Android! So that’s a win for iPhone!
Conclusion: So that’s a draw. There are of course more arguments for each, e.g. iPhone has more apps but doesn’t support Flash, but it looks like it’s going to be a close call.
So, which one do I go for? Answers below please!